Pelvic Floor Support and Education
Yoga teaches us to listen to our bodies, but most of us can't "hear" the pelvic floor until it is screaming at us. It's culturally accepted that incontinence when sneezing or coughing is just a normal part of pregnancy and childbirth or brought on by simply aging. It's rather common, but it's not normal! If you are living with any measure of pelvic discomfort, it's next to impossible to ignore. Yet seeing a doctor for these issues can be rather frustrating: your doctor may downplay your physical and emotional distress, say you need to accept it, or offer unnecessary surgery. Insurance rarely covers physical therapy or other forms of non-invasive treatment, even with a doctors referral. It's not widely known that modern lifestyle may be a huge contributing factor- changing the way you sit, stand, and move (or rather, don't move) can have a huge impact on the stability of your core. The right kind of yoga practice can build body and breath awareness to support the process of self-healing.
Jeanna's classes offer education to help women have an understanding of how their core and pelvic floor work. For those needing more attention, private sessions are available. She has completed the 20-hour Pelvic Floor Yoga (TM) teacher training with Leslie Howard (twice!) and is informed by the work of biomechanist Katy Bowman and Spinning Babies (r) Founder Gail Tully. She frequently consults with Tanya Goodrich, PT and Yelena Kolodji, CNM, and spends countless hours examining pelvic floor research. While Jeanna is not a medical practitioner, she can help you to become better educated about your pelvic floor and core so you have the tools to heal yourself and to know when a medical approach is the best option.